Glockenhof Zürich

“Sky is the Limit” is the name of his concept, which is intended to represent both the internationality, openness, and inventiveness of the city of Zurich and an oasis of calm in the heart of the city during the Advent season. A room for philosophers.

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CHRISTMAS IN ZÜRICH by Sebastian Utzni

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Sebastian Utzni

As an international story collector and storyteller, Sebastian Utzni works between and across various disciplines. “I believe that everything is probably interconnected,” he says. With his room at the Glockenhof Zürich, the artist unites the celestial bodies of the sun, moon, and stars, which he has compiled from various national flags to create a poetic-political space.

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From the hotel, walk along Bahnhofstrasse to the lake. Under Paradeplatz, the world’s gold slumbers in huge vaults, while above ground on the square, phone calls are hastily made between meetings and all the world pays a visit to the city’s boutiques. Tranquility quickly returns over a cup of coffee at Le Raymond Bar, near Paradeplatz, directly on the waterfront.

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Having arrived at the lake, make your way to the Seebad Enge outdoor bathing facility. The sauna is a popular meeting place. Now and again, plucky guests take a plunge in the icy-cold lake, which is invigorating and refreshing!

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Afterwards, a stroll along the lakeshore leads to Stadelhofen train station, an architectural gem by Santiago Calatrava – the lower level resembles the insides of a fish. However, now the S-Bahn heads out of the city center – because Zurich is more than banks, mountains, and a lake. People of 170 nationalities live here, all bringing with them their wonderful cultures. For instance, the Dapur restaurant in Oerlikon. A great (vegan) Indonesian restaurant in a tucked-away location.

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